St. Patrick’s Day Parade

53rd Annual St Patricks Day Parade starts at Jefferson St. & 4th Ave on March 16th at 12:30 PM

Grammy-Winning Composer Mateo Messina named as Grand Marshal.

Mateo Messina’s illustrious career, highlighted by a Grammy for his work on the film Juno, is marked by compositions for film, television, and the symphony. Noteworthy recent contributions include hits like The Wrong Missy, Tall Girl, and Blockers.

Beyond his cinematic achievements, Messina has composed and premiered over 24 symphonies at Benaroya Hall, raising an impressive $2,000,000 for Seattle Children’s Hospital since the age of 23. Messina, whose Irish roots trace back to Co. Mayo, Co. Wexford, Co. Clare, and Co. Fermanagh, has been inspired to explore his heritage through music. His composition, “The Voice of Finnegan Farrell,” performed at Benaroya Hall and narrated by Rev. Barry Keating, reflects this deep connection.

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